Allan Boss

Looking back I realize that certain choices made all the difference. These are some of my realizations.

Realization 1: Make a decision.

I’d been in the hospital for over one month, in coma for most of that time. I have only a few memories — visitor’s faces, mostly — from the weeks, months, in the bed. This one is the most important: I remember sitting up in the hospital bed and saying, I’m 24 years old and I’ve done nothing with my life.It wasn’t that statement but the subtext that was critical. The unspoken thought beneath those words was: it is time to do something.Life had been a failure to that point. It was time to change.I didn’t know how. I didn’t know what. I simply knew … it was time to change.

Realization 2: Rely on those around you.

I was determined, but couldn’t do what I…

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